Louise Bourgeois


Louise Bourgeois

Maman sculpture by Louise Bourgeois.

Maman is the French word for mother. It is a dedication to her mother…

„The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. My family was in the business of tapestry restoration, and my mother was in charge of the workshop. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So, spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother.“ – Louise Bourgeois

Photography Author: Martpan
Details of Image: Bilbao Museo Guggenheim Maman de Louise Bourgeois.jpg